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What You Can Buy With $2.2 Mil: An Abandoned Amusement Part in Berlin

Abandoned Park on Ebay

 

If you’re filthy rich and have always wanted to own an amusement park, then here’s your chance to get one for cheap. At only $2.2 million (or 1.62 million euros), Spreepark is a steal. But here’s the catch (there are two, actually): it’s a fixer-upper and it’s located all the way in Berlin.

It comes with all the thrills and frills that most amusement parks have: a Ferris wheel, a swamp, a roller coaster, and a bunch of other rides and attractions. However, they’re probably not the safest rides around because they haven’t been operated since the park shut down over a decade ago. In fact, most of the park looks pretty messy and desolate, with the exception of select areas that are open to tours and a recently-opened cafe.

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Check Out This Fancy $500 Ready-to-Eat Dinner

Expensive TV Dinner

TV dinners often look crappier in real life than what’s being advertised on the box. If you think about it, you shouldn’t really expect a completely satisfying and wholesome meal out of the box, since it did come frozen and is ready-to-eat after nuking it for a couple of minutes.

Redefining ready-made dinners  is Chef Charlie Bigham and his extremely fancy dinner creation that will please even the pickiest of people. It’s being dubbed as the fanciest, most luxurious TV dinner that money can buy. For starters, there’s the amuse-bouche of Beluga caviar. The main course of lobster, wild turbot, fresh diver-caught scallops, smoked salmon and oysters that are poached in Dom Perignon champagne sauce follows. If that’s not enough, there’s also fresh white Alba truffle with creamy mashed Yukon Gold heritage potatoes on the side and a 24-carat gold leaf crumb to complete the meal.

The entire dinner costs £314.16 (about $500) and was available starting last December 4th.

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The $750 Cupcake is For People With Expensive Tastes

$750 Cupcake

Got a sweet tooth? Not just a regular one, but an expensive sweet tooth? Then you’ll absolutely relish taking a bite out of Palazzo’s Decadence D’Or cupcake. It costs all of $750, which is probably enough for a several weeks’ rent for some people. To say that the price of this teensy weensy cupcake is atrocious is probably an understatement. But hey, if you can afford it, then why not?

The decadent cupcake is made using fancy Palmira Single Estate chocolate while the frosting is whipped up using Charentes-Poitou AOC butter mixed with Tahitian Gold vanilla caviar. Mmm-hmm! As if that doesn’t sound rich enough, the cake is topped off with Louis XIII de Remy Martin Cognac and bits of edible gold flakes for good measure. The final touch lies in how the cupcake is presented, with the cake encased in chocolate mold and a hand-blown sugar fleur-de-lis cherry on top.

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This $21,500 Workstation Has It All, But It’ll Burn a Hole in Your Pocket

MWE Labs Emperor

The MWE Labs Emperor 1510LX is the ultimate workstation that every geek lusts after. It comes with hardware you’ll actually use and combines comfort and functionality into one big but very neat package. The Labs Emperor 1510LX is equipped with a five-monitor stand and a Bose sound system. Its cushy arm rests, cupholder, and movable thigh rest provide maximum comfort, especially when you’re working overtime (or having an all-night gaming marathon!)

The only downside to something as awesome as this is the price. Unless you have $21,500 to spare, the Labs Emperor 1510LX will be but an item on your wish list that you’ll probably never get.

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Blinged Out Gangnam Style Pendant Will Set You Back $60K

Gangnam Bling

Would you pay close to $60,000 for a blinged-out pendant featuring Psy in his signature Gangnam Style dance move? I wouldn’t, but some celebrity went ahead and commissioned this very expensive piece from Brilliance.com. It features 636 pieces of round and oval-cut diamonds that add up to 6.25 carats set in 18-karat white gold and yellow gold.

The pendant kind of looks like an egg with glasses and a body stuck on it, but maybe that’s just me. Sixty thousand definitely seems like a ridiculous amount of money to spend on Psy and his horse dance. What say you?

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This $4.2 Million Gold Tree is All Blinged Up for Christmas

Christmas Tree Bling

‘Tis the season to be jolly! It’s officially less than a month before Christmas, so hang up the mistletoe and pin your stockings by the fire if you haven’t already.

Now that we’ve gotten the obligatory holiday reminders out of the way, let’s play another round of ‘What Would You Do if You Had $4 Million?’ Would you buy a fancy sports car or move to a bigger apartment? Would you donate a chunk of it to charity or buy a jewel-encrusted watch for yourself? Or would you rather blow all that money on a revolving tree that was molded by ten craftsmen using 40 kilograms of pure gold?

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Five-Foot Tall Deep Sea Angler Fish Lamp Looks Freakishly Awesome

Giant Junkyard Fish Lamp

You’ve seen this fish before. Probably not live, but when it was featured pretty prominently in Finding Nemo. It looked scary in the movie and probably looks even scarier in actual. But the deep sea angler fish doesn’t get any scarier than how it appears in its lamp form.

The fact that it stands at five feet tall doesn’t help matters either. This lamp was created using an assortment of recycled materials, from forks and knives to old bike parts and shovels. And when you flick the switch, you’ll be treated to the scariest sight of your life. I think it’s probably demeaning to just call it a lamp, because it looks more like a piece of art, if you ask me. Its creator Justin La Doux seems to think so, too, because he actually entered the lamp (which was part of a grander installation) into the 2010 ArtPrize contest, where it was judged as one of the top 100 among the 1,700 or so entries.

Owning a piece of art isn’t cheap, so you shouldn’t expect this lamp to be, either, because it’s priced at $8,000.

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These Limited Edition Pac-Man Watches Are Only for Rich Gamers

Pacman Watch

Pac-Man has been around for decades. He’s one of those characters that people of all ages and generations can recognize, right off the bat. So it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that Pac-Man himself and the four villainous Ghosts who were always after him have now been immortalized in Romain Jerome’s special collection of limited edition space watches.

And we do mean a ‘space’ watch in the literal sense, because these timepieces are forged using steel that has been fused with fragments of the Apollo 11. You know, the spacecraft that took Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon.

Romain has kept the design playful but pretty classy at the same time, which is obviously something that’s not easy to achieve. The only downside is that this watch is crazy expensive at $17,800. That’s the price of several Rolex watches and then some.

They’ll be available at Colette in Paris from September 3rd to September 8th, in case you can actually afford it. In that case, lucky you.

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So Apparently There’s An $1,800 Tent

We love camping as much as the next guy, but we’re just not sure that paying $1,800 for a tent is going to make things better. The Sierra Designs Mojo UFO tent tries to be special in a few ways. First off, it’s fairly light, weighing in at 1 lb. 11 oz. or 0.76 kg (tent, integrated rain fly and poles) and measuring “50 inches (127 cm) wide at the head, tapered to 41 inches (104 cm) at the feet.” And granted, that’s pretty light and easy to carry. But it’s not the lightest tent on the market; that award seems to go to the “Sea to Summit Specialist Duo [which] weighs just 1 lb. 6 oz. (0.62 kg) when pitched with hiking poles.” That tent is $500. Also, the Mojo UFO is made from a pretty fancy fabric called cuben fiber, “an ultralight, highly durable fabric used in sailcloth,” and the pitching poles are made of, well, pure carbon fiber. Year. Carbon fiber. We’re not entirely convinced (read: not at all) that this is all worth $1,800, but hey, we know plenty of people with too much cash, and a penchant for camping, who’d likely throw it at Sierra Designs in a heartbeat. They can do so next week, when the tent debuts at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.

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